The core of all modern yoga forms: Hatha Yoga

November 13, 20173

Hatha Yoga was introduced more than 5000 years ago in the ancient yogic texts called Vedas.
The word Hatha comes from Ha which means Sun and Tha which means Moon. Hatha yoga connects
energizing movements (sun) with relaxing postures (moon) to receive the most harmonizing and
balancing effects. When the energies are balanced one experiences good health and a happy life.
According to Hatha Yoga, our body is a highly sensitive energy system. Too little movement (tamas)
can lead to a dull mind and heavy body. Excess energy (rajas) results in a restless body and angry
mind. The state of perfect energetic well-being is called sattva: this is the goal of hatha yoga. Health
and vitality are experienced. The mind is alert and light.
Hatha Yoga is often much slower than Ashtanga Yoga which doesn’t mean that it isn’t as effective. It
is challenging, soft and stimulating. Great attention is paid to connecting the breath with the
movements.

Yoga Teacher Training

Real Hatha Yoga can only be learned in a traditional Yoga Teacher Training in India. Complete
surrender and the willpower to self-grow are the foundational stones for an individual yogic journey.
There different programs to chose from the first level is called a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is a highly intensive 4-week yoga course that will cover all
main areas of hatha yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, cleansing techniques and yogic philosophy.
You will, for example, learn about the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Sanskrit manual about Hatha
yoga, written by Swami Svatmarama.
A Yoga Teacher Training in India opens the doors to a peaceful and healthy life.
Nowadays, all is going very fast. In the Western societies, we have an excess of everything. If we
don’t like something, it is thrown away and replaced. This applied to items, food, and
relationships.
A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training can help you to value what you have already. You will
understand that the mind can never be satisfied.
By understanding the mind and its tricks, you can overcome suffering, pain and emotional
attachment.
During your Yoga Teacher Training in India, will not only learn hatha yoga but also discover
yourself new in different ways and situations.
India is a magical country. It is said to be a holy country and the birthplace of yoga,
spirituality and mental stability.
Once you complete your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you get to teach yoga
internationally and share your passion with others as well.


3 comments

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  • Jo

    November 19, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    This is a very nice post and so true…Hatha is the foundation of all modern yoga and its most suitable for any body type.
    I would love to join your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India in February 2018!
    Is there any possibility still to participate?

    • Swami Bipin

      November 20, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Namaste Jo,
      Yes of Course! You are welcome to join our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India in February 2018. Drop us a private message!

      Om Shanti,
      Your Yoga India Foundation Team

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